Artichoke Leaf Extract Powder
- Historians have verified that artichokes descended from wild cardoons.
- While the wild variety was consumed in ancient times, modern artichokes, as we know them today, first appeared during the Middle Ages.
- The plant was introduced to America by European settlers.
- Artichoke leaf is an herbal medicine that has been utilized for thousands of years and contains antioxidant properties... More Info
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The globe artichoke is a variety of a species of the thistle family that has been cultivated as a food. The edible portion of the plant consists of the flower buds before the flowers come into bloom.
Historians have verified that artichokes descended from wild cardoons. While the wild variety was consumed in ancient times, modern artichokes as we know them today, first appeared during the Middle Ages. The plant was introduced to America by European settlers. Artichoke leaf is an herbal medicine that has been utilized for thousands of years and contains antioxidant properties.
Artichoke leaf extracts have demonstrated their possible ability to support the elimination channels of the body. This in turn would allow the body to work more efficiently in possibly preventing the buildup of mold, bacteria and yeast. In vitro studies have isolated a variety of antioxidant compounds from the globe artichoke, significant antioxidant activity has been documented in various preclinical studies. Researchers have also observed an increase in the presence of probiotic strains in inoculated volunteers, suggesting that not only do artichokes serve as an effective vehicle for delivery of probiotics but also may contain substances such as inulin, which may support growth of probiotic strains. Most importantly, artichokes were shown to possibly aid probiotic bacterial strains during simulated gastric and intestinal digestion.
Artichoke extract may possibly offer an additional degree of cardiovascular support via its overall healthy supportive effect on endothelial function. It may support the body's healthy stimulation of bile secretion; and it has been suggested that reduction of intrahepatic cholesterol concentration is responsible for globe artichoke extracts ability to possibly reduce upset stomach. As to the scientifically purported cholesterol lowering effects, in vitro and animal studies report that cynarin and artichoke extracts may show promise in supporting healthy lipid levels, anti-hepatotoxic and hepatoprotective properties against a variety of toxins affecting the liver. Our Artichoke Leaf Extract Powder is a 5% extract (10:1 ratio) meaning each serving contains a 5% concentration of Cynarine.
Some possible traditional uses of Artichoke Leaf Extract Powder may include:
- May help to ease upset stomach (dyspepsia) or digestive tract
- May help relieve flatulence
- May support intestinal health
- May support healthy liver function
- May support urination as a diuretic
- May support healthy gallbladder function
- May support beneficial bacteria and flora in the intestinal tract
- May support healthy lipid levels and cardiovascular health
Constituents of Artichoke Leaf include:
Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium
Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B-6, Folate, Choline, Betaine, Vitamin A (RAE), Beta Carotene, Vitamin A (IU), Lutein & Zeaxanthin, Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
Flavonoids: Flavone Glycosides
Flavones: Apigenin, Luteolin
Acids: Phenolic, Caffeic acid, mono- and dicaffeoylquinic acid derivatives and chlorogenic acid (mono derivative)
Volatile oils: Sesquiterpenes b-selinene and caryophyllene, eugenol, phenylacetaldehyde, decanal, oct-1-en-3-one, hex-1-en-3-one, and non-trans-2-enal.
Phytosterols: Taraxasterol and b-taraxasterol, tannins, glycolic and glyceric acids, inulin, enzymes, peroxidases, cynaropicrin and other sesquiterpene lactones
This product is 100% natural and minimally processed. Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch.
Suggested Use: Mix 1g with juice, yogurt, or add to your favorite smoothie up to twice a day.
Mixing suggestion: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our organic milk thistle powder.
Botanical Name: Cynara Scolymus L.
Other Names: Alcachofa, alcaucil, artichaut (French), artichiocco, artichoke, artichoke inulin, artichoke juice, Artischocke (German), artiskok, carciofo, cardo, cardo de comer, cardon d'Espagne, cardoon, chlorogenic acid, Cynara, Cynara cardunculus, Cynara scolymus L., Cynarae folium, cynarin, cynaroside, French artichoke, garden artichoke, Gemuseartischocke (German), golden artichoke.
Parts Used: Artichoke Leaf.
Ingredients: Artichoke Leaf Extract.
Origin: Grown and extracted in China. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
How to Maintain Optimum Freshness:
- This product is packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.
- Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency.
- Keep this product in a cool, dark, dry place.
- This product is natural and minimally processed.
- Taste, smell, texture, and color may vary from batch to batch. Go here to learn why our products may naturally vary.
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